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Imprint The university of Waterloo’s official student newspaper Friday, February 2, 2007 imprint .uwaterloo .ca vol 29, no 25 Nobel laureate talks quantum physics See page 25 FASS journeys through the seven sins See page 17 l AIN’T NO polar aT THIS JAM Ciesielski hits nationals Shawn Bell staff reporter Waterloo’s freshman golf phenom, Vic Ciesielski, capped an outstanding 2006 year by being named to 2007’s Canada’s National Amateur Golf team. “I am very exited,â€? said Ciesielski, “and looking forward to playing for Team Canada and representing our country on an international level.â€? The nomination comes on the heels of a unbelievable 2006 Warrior golf season, where Ciesielski, in seven OUA tournaments, won seven individual medals: four gold, two silver and one bronze, helping the Warriors to their second-straight OUA gold. “This season was a very good start to my career at the University of Waterloo,â€? he said. See GOLF, page 32 Winter blues Kinga Jakab staff reporter photos by Mohammad Jangda Mohammad Jangda staff reporter It was fucking cold. Which is, of course, something you’d normally expect at a mid-winter, outdoor concert held in Waterloo. But there was an extra bite in the air last Friday night — enough to make my naughty bits tingle. It might have been fear of frostbite or just the excitement from watching stellar performances from acts like Brassmunk and Thornley. But the lack of audience interest in the event’s other main feature, a mini ski hill, might also have played a role. Either way, Polar Jam was lots of “jamâ€? and not enough “polar.â€? The organizers decided to go all out. For a couple hours that night, the Fed Hall patio was turned into an intense outdoor concert arena. They had everything you’d expect and more: an elevated stage; a mini- ski hill complete with jumps and railings; porta-potties; even a giant inflated beer can. And barely anyone showed up. I’m not a scientist by any means, but I know that human bodies generate heat and that lots of human bodies generate lots of heat. Polar Jam could have done with a few hundred more bodies. But they just weren’t there. It’s a shame really because, despite the severely sub-zero temperatures, all performers toughed it out and put on a great show. Due to a pressing stats assignment deadline, I had to miss out on the first two acts: Saigon Hookers and Intransit. Unfortunate too, since their MySpace pages had shown promise. The remaining openers, Brampton-based “indie rockâ€? trio The Junction and Brassmunk, a hip hop ensemble from Scarborough, got me pumped. Despite “their guitars going out tune like nobody’s businessâ€? and cymbals flying off drum sets, The Junction put on a solid set. Their smooth sound and heart-melting vocals made for a good warmer. During the bridge of the last song, drummer Michael Taylor decided to grab his displaced cymbal and in the process unplugged the guitar. Confusion ensued for a couple of seconds while the crowd suppressed shock and giggles. Being the rock stars they were though, the cymbals were returned, the guitar re-plugged, and the song continued from right where it stopped. All done flawlessly. With bloody hands and the returns from their merch sales, The Junction ran off to Toronto for another outdoor concert. Brassmunk threw in a two-minute warm-up period to profit off the fact that people took their sweet time to trudge out to the stage. The DJ-cum-MC threw on a mix and did his DJ thing to get the crowd up and moving. Two more MCs joined the fray and began an explosive fusion of skillful rapping and soulful melodies, much like a synthesis of Nelly’s Suit and Sweat albums — except more meaningful and not at all repulsive. Both openers worked off the audience’s low but flowing energy. “Glad to see you guys nodding along to the music,â€? remarked the lead singer of The Junction. “It’s what keeps us going.â€? Brassmunk later commented on how the audience’s energy would help launch them on their tour across Canada-wide with Polar Jam being the first stop. It’s all stuff you expect performers to say, but it sure did warm my heart’s cockles. It begins as one of those days where you’d give your right arm to stay in bed. Health Services is overflowing with suicide pamphlets, but the staff can’t find even one that will help you. Counselling Services refers you to Health Services. The closest you can get are stress management pamphlets — and depression, of course, but not SAD. As December rolled in, the hours of daylight grew scarce, leaving us in darkness for most of the day. Light and dark exert control over our sleeping patterns; too much or not enough of one can seriously affect our circadian rhythm — our 24-hour biological cycle. Mood Disorders Canada believes that too little light is the reason for Seasonal Affective Disorder. Also known as “winter blues,â€? this mood disorder occurs during the winter or at the end of the summer. SAD patients only tend to experience depressive symptoms in the winter or summer. Incidentally, SAD is rare in the tropics. SAD is especially prevalent in mid-latitude places like Vancouver or Seattle, due to the rain. See JAM, page 18 See SAD, page 13 Tri City Locations: • Valentine’s Lingerie • Silk Rose Petals • Massage Oils • Pleasure Packs • Hot Heart Massagers • Chocolate Body Paint Pain #AMBRIDGE /. +ITCHENER /. (ESPELER2D +ING3T%   +ITCHENER /. +ITCHENER /. -ANITOU$R  7ATERLOO /. +ING3T.  For More Locations And Naughty Gift Ideas Visit:

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